The board of directors of Harvard Student Agencies (HSA) yesterday elected David S. Cohen '80 of Eliot House and Newton, MA, the new president of the HSA corporation. He will succeed W. Michael Cohrs '79 in administering the company's 950 employees and $800,000 operating budget next year.
The president of HSA heads the board of directors, made up equally of students, alumni and Harvard administrators, which governs the company's operation.
Cohen, presently manager of the linen service, said yesterday that HSA must strengthen its appeal to the Harvard community by showing "we're not just a bartending course or a place to rent refrigerators; we provide many essential services to students."
Cohen said his goals are to increase the number of jobs available and raise wages above the present $3.75 an hour average. The planned re-location of HSA to Thayer Hall should help involve freshmen in the company and utilize their diverse skills better, he added.